Columbia River Fishing

Columbia River Fishing- A guide to news, reports and information for Salmon, steelhead and sturgeon fishing for the Columbia River

Fall Salmon Are on the Run

Happy young man with his Astoria Coho Salmon

It’s mid-September and fall salmon are on the run. With fishing opportunities at the coast and the upper Columbia River, we expect to be fishing for salmon through Thanksgiving. September often offers some beautiful weather, and the salmon are biting. It’s a great time to get out on the water.  Upper Columbia River Chinook The […]

September Salmon

Chinook Salmon on the Columbia River near Portland, OR.

Tillamook Salmon The non-selective coho ocean season opened up on August 31st on the central Oregon coast. This fishery allows anglers to retain both wild and hatchery salmon on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September. During the first 2 days of the season an estimated 5,164 coho were landed, which was more than half of […]

Salmon Rodeo

Columbia River Fall Chinook Salmon

The end of summer often means it’s time to take the family to the fairgrounds for food, games and livestock. But as far as I’m concerned, the best rodeo around doesn’t involve broncs or bulls. It’s all about Fall Salmon in Oregon and Washington. Tillamook Salmon Saturday, August 31st, is opening day for the second […]

Ready, Set, Go! It’s Fall Salmon Season!

Happy Gentleman with his fall chinook salmon

Astoria Salmon Astoria is the place to chase salmon in August as they head from saltwater to freshwater. We’re moving into Coho Salmon Season now and it’s going to be action packed. The Coho have been putting on weight out in the ocean and are as aggressive as ever. We’ve brought in limits on the […]

Fall Salmon Fishing

A proud couple with their Buoy 10 Chinook Salmon

Buoy 10 Chinook Update Buoy 10 Salmon fishing in Astoria has been in full swing for 2 weeks now. We’ve been chasing Chinook Salmon on the Columbia River and Coho Salmon in the ocean. It seems as though the bigger tides have brought the best fishing, but historically that’s not always the case. Fishing the […]

Buoy 10 Opens on the Columbia River

Beautiful Chinook Salmon Fillets

Chinook Salmon – King of the Columbia  The 2019 Buoy 10 Salmon Season opened up in Astoria last Thursday, with huge tides and some beautiful Chinook being landed. As expected, we had some good fishing above the Astoria bridge and some good bites from Hammond to Astoria. We’ve been trolling with anchovies, herring and spinners, […]

Astoria is the Place to Fish in August

4 anglers with their limits of coho

August brings some of the best salmon fishing in Oregon and Washington to Astoria. It’s the start of the Fall Salmon run on the Columbia River and we’re super excited about this year’s Buoy 10 Salmon season. We’ve already been out targeting these same fish on the Pacific Ocean while they are preparing for their […]

2019 Buoy 10 Astoria Salmon Preview

Limits of Coho Salmon for Everyone

We’re only a week away from the 2019 Buoy 10 Salmon opener on the Columbia River. If the fantastic summer fishing that we’ve had is any indication of how the Buoy 10 season could be for us, it looks like we’re in for some nice fishing.  There are loads of Coho Salmon in the ocean […]

Columbia River Fishing – Summer Fun!

Happy family with Columbia River Summer Steelhead

Our fishing focus of late has been on the Ocean Salmon staged off the mouth of the Columbia River. Ocean fishing, which opened June 22nd, has been good and will continue to improve as we head toward the Buoy 10 opener on August 1st.  That doesn’t mean we have to wait until August to fish […]

Astoria Salmon: The Future Looks Bright

3 limits of coho salmon

The Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing Season is still over a month away in Astoria, but that’s not stopping us from getting on fish that are feeding off the mouth of the Columbia River. The Pacific Ocean Salmon Season opened up last Saturday, June 22nd, to plenty of fishing action and fresh salmon fillets all around. […]